COVID-19: Ghana records 427 new cases; total now 5,127

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Ghana’s case count for the COVID-19 as of Tuesday, May 12, 2020, is Five Thousand, One Hundred and Twenty-Seven (5,127) after Four Hundred and Twenty-Seven (427) more cases were confirmed.

The total case count is out of some 161,203 samples tested by close of business on Monday, May 11, 2020.

Speaking at a Live press briefing at the Information Ministry, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, Director-General of the Ghana Health Service said, “so far we have recorded as at this morning, looking from the data from 11th of May, 427 new cases, bringing our total to 5,127.”

According to Dr Aboagye, the Obuasi township alone has 72 of the new infections recorded between Saturday, May 9, 2020, and Sunday, May 10, 2020.

Recoveries from the disease still stand at 494 as the second negative test results of about 130 persons are being awaited. Deaths from the virus also remain at 22.

“The total new cases from the 9th were 277, 150 for the 10th and we have 427 new cases for yesterday. Out of that, 72 of them has come from Obuasi township alone. 1,474 has come from routine surveillance and then 3,538 has come from the enhanced surveillance which we continue to do.

“Our total recoveries as at yesterday, 494, and we have about 130 awaiting their second negative test which will increase the number of recoveries,” Dr Aboagye indicated.

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